Spanish

How many people are native Spanish speakers?

About 460 million people speak Spanish natively in areas such as Spain, Mexico, Central and South America, the Philippines and Equatorial Guinea. Spanish is the language with second-highest number of native speakers.

How many people speak Spanish in the world?

Spanish is also spoken by an additional 74 million people, many of whom live in the United States, bringing the total number of speakers to around 534 million people and ranking as the fourth most spoken language in the world.

Origins of Spanish

Spanish is a Romance language that developed from numerous dialects of vulgar Latin and around 75% of Spanish vocabulary derives from Latin.

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